Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Tuesday 21st August 2018

Berryhill
3x Redstart, Wheatear, Tree  Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat (NDP)

Cannock Chase
Oldacre Valley,  Redstart, 6x Yellowhammer, Spotted Flycatcher, (CDa)

Middleton Lakes
7x Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Ringed Plover east scrape, Ruff, 3x Egyptian Geese, 5x Snipe on JW, 2x Hobby over Dosthill NR, Black-tailed Godwit on Canal scrape, male Stonechat North Pit (SAt)  -  Great White Egret (Moocher)

Bobbington/Highgate
2x Little Egret, 2x Green Sandpiper, Snipe at The Mere (DBa)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Whinchat in the west marsh

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret, 11x Little Egret, 6x Curlew, 3x Greenshank, 6x Goosander, Osprey (RCB)

Gailey Resv
Juv YL Gull, Ruddy Shelduck, Mandarin (SRi)

Stockton Brook
Hobby hunting at 16:45 (ICT)

Monday, 20 August 2018

Monday 20th August 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Black Tern still

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper, 12x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ruff, 7x Ringed Plover, 4x Dunlin, (RSPB)  -  Great White Egret (Mercian Birding)  -  Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, LR Plover, Little Egret, Common Tern, (RBa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Osprey, Great White Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret (SB)  -  Also Turnstone, 35x Ringed Plover, 24x Dunlin, 8x Common Sandpiper, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 2x Curlew, 3x Snipe, 10x Little Egret, 20x Common Tern (RCB)

Doxey Marsh
Drake eclipse Garganey, 2x Green Sandpiper, 4x Water Rail plus young (MBo)

Iverley
Wheatear at Sugar Loaf Eq centre, Spotted Flycatcher at Park farm (Stourbridge Birding)

Marchington Cliff
Marsh Tit (JWo)

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Sunday 19th August 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Juv Black Tern still, Great White Egret to 11:50 only, 2w Med Gull

Uttoxeter Quarry
5x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, 2x Little Egret, 4x Yellow Wagtail, 6x Gadwall, 31x Teal (ABa)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Tad Bay Osprey, Great White Egret, 7x Greenshank, 5x Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, Peregrine, Admaston Reach Knot, 35x Ringed Plover, 21x Dunlin, 4x Common Sandpiper, 3x YL Gull, 18x Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, (RPo, SRi)  -  Also Sanderling, 6x Little Egret, 2x Ruff, 6x Goosander (MJa) -

Tucklesholme
16x Ringed Plover, 6x Green Sandpiper, 6x Common Sandpiper, 15x Little Egret, 20x Yellow Wagtail (MYa)

Branston GPs
8x Little Egret, 7x Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, 10x Common Tern, 12x Swift, Tree Pipit, juv Redstart (DSc)

Middleton Lakes
17x Black-tailed Godwit, Garganey, 5x Ringed Plover, 3x LR Plover, Dunlin, 11x Snipe

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Saturday 18th August 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
3x juv Black Tern from 09:25

Essington
Hobby at the Pig Farm (JJO)

Gailey Resv
Greenshank briefly also Ruddy Shelduck, Common Tern, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Swift (SRi)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Imm Marsh Harrier over Blithe Bay at 13:10 at least, Great White Egret Tad Bay also along Admaston Reach Sanderling, 24x Dunlin, 15x Ringed Plover, 5x Common Sandpiper,  (SRi)  -  Knot in Blithe Bay (JAl)

Knypersley Resv
Juv Redstart, 2x Hobby, Red Kite over, Lesser Whitethroat (GBr)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Hobby, Garganey,

Uttoxeter Quarry
Hobby, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 9x Goosander (RPo)

Tucklesholme
Greenshank, 3x Dunlin, 7x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 4x Ringed Plover, 4x Yellow Wagtail, 9x Little Egret, 4x Egyptian Geese (Kay)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Peregrine, Yellow Wagtail (alrewas birder)

Branston GPs
4x Dunlin, 2x Green Sandpiper, Curlew, Snipe, 12x Common Tern, 14x Swift, 10x Little Egret, 12x Pochard, Goosander, Hobby, (DSc)

Friday, 17 August 2018

Friday 17th August 2018

Cannock Chase
Male Redstart Oldacre Valley (CDa)

Radial Park/South Hanford farm
2x Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler (RGi)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper still on east scrape, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Dunlin, 8x Snipe, 3x Ringed Plover, 2x LR Plover, 5x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Stonechat, (SAt)

Berryhill
3x Tree Pipit, Whinchat, Wheatear, 2x Redstart (RT, NDP)  -  Botteslow Flash 8x Goosander, Common Sandpiper

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
20x Dunlin, 20x Ringed Plover, 10x Common Sandpiper, 7x Greenshank, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, Great White Egret, 20x Common Tern, Osprey, 5x Little Egret, 3x YL Gull, (RCB)

Tittesworth Water
3x LR Plover, 2x Common Sandpiper, 9x Mandarin, 2x Dipper, 2x Willow Tit (SG, CT)

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Thursday 16th August 2018

Berryhill
3x Whinchat, 2x Wheatear, 3x Redstart, 2x Snipe (NDP, RT,)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 4x Avocet, 3x LR Plover, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 4x Common Tern, Hobby, 4x Egyptian Geese (ABl)

Bignall End
Hobby over Boon Hill (MJW)

Uttoxeter Quarry
2x Greenshank, 7x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Curlew, LR Plover, 3x Little Egret, Hobby, 47x Goosander - all juvs (ABa)

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Green Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 309x Tufted Duck on south pit, 14x Pochard, Wigeon, 84x Gadwall, 9x Shoveler, 68x Teal, 86x Little Grebe, 30x Common Tern, 11x Little Egret, Hobby, 20x Swift (JWo)

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwits, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, LR Plover, Avocets, Hobby, (SWo)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret, 9x Little Egret, 25x Dunlin, 20x Ringed Plover, 3x Common Sandpiper, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Curlew, 10x Snipe, 2x Ruff, 3x Greenshank, 2x Egyptian Geese, 25x Barnacle Geese, Spotted Flycatcher, (DBa)

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Bobbington/Highgate
4x Green Sandpiper (DBa)

Brankley Pastures
4x Spotted Flycatcher (JWo)

Whitemoor Haye
12x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Common Tern, Little Egret, (DAb)

Monday, 13 August 2018

Monday 13th August 2018

Middleton Lakes
Spotted Crake on East scrape but typically elusive (DHu)  -  2x Wood Sandpiper still, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Green Sandpiper, 4x Avocet, 4x Dunlin, Barn Owl  (RSPB)also 4x Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2x LR Plover, Hobby, Water Rail (ABl)  -  Garganey, Whinchat, Peregrine, (TPe)

Cannock Chase
2x Redstart near the glacial boulder (CDa)

Berryhill
5x Tree Pipit, 3x Wheatear, Whinchat, Redstart, First two Autumn Meadow Pipit over (NDP. RT.)

Branston GPs
Eclipse male Garganey still on Sandy Pit, 6x Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, Curlew, 29x Little Egret, Wigeon, 104x Teal, 20x Shoveler, 77x Gadwall, 12x Pochard, 2x Mandarin, 68x Little Grebe, 20x Common Tern, (JWo)

Garganey by Jon Woodcock

Astonfields Balance Lakes
2x Peregrine over (SPe)

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Sunday 12th August 2018

Whitemoor Haye
80x Tree Sparrow along rough track, 2x Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit thru, Goldeneye, Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine (alrewas birder)

Uttoxeter Quarry
Greenshank, 9x Ringed Plover, 7x Common Sandpiper, 6x Green Sandpiper, 2x Dunlin, 2x LR Plover, 2x Snipe, 20x Yellow Wagtail, Mandarin, 3x Little Egret, 7x Goosander, Hobby, (RPo, ABa)

Middleton Lakes
2x Wood Sandpiper still, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, Dunlin, 3x Snipe (MPo)  -  Also 2x Whinchat, 4x Dunlin, 4x Avocet, Ringed Plover, Godwit species thru (Mercian Birding)

Berryhill
Tree Pipit, Wheatear, 3x Redstart, (RT, NDP)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Red Kite Blithe Bay at 15:20 (JAl)  -  Marsh Harrier, 7x Greenshank, 7x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 10x Snipe, 13x Little Egret, 40x Common Tern, Egyptian Goose, (ABa)  -  Also 26x Ringed Plover, 10x Dunlin, 4x LR Plover, YL Gull, 7x Yellow Wagtail (PCa, TKe)

Tucklesholme
Garganey still at 16:15 (RPo)

Croxden Quarry
4x LR Plover on old lagoon (ABa)

Penkridge
30x Yellow Wagtail 

Doxey Marsh
Great White Egret, Wood Sandpiper, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 8x Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, 16x Swift (MBo)

Branston GPs
21x Little Egret, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 20x Common Tern, (DSc)

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Saturday 11th August 2018

Knypersley Resv
5x Bar-tailed Godwit over flying north, fem Scaup, 5x Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby (GBr)

Whitemoor Haye
2x Common Tern, 2x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Common Sandpiper,  Snipe, Goldeneye, (alrewas birder)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Sum plum Knot, 4x Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 8x Snipe, Ruff,  4x Little Egret, 10x Goosander, Common Terns  (MJa)  -  Imm Marsh Harrier 14:30 (JAl)  - 2x Marsh Harrier over Duckleys plantation, (RPo)  -  From Admaston Reach 32x Dunlin, 19x Ringed Plover, 8x LR Plover, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Greenshank, 2x Common Sandpiper, Ruff, 5x Snipe, YL Gull, Wheatear (SRi)  -  Red Kite (ABa)

Gailey Resv
Ruddy Shelduck, 10x Goosander thru, Hobby, Common Sandpiper, 12x Yellow Wagtail, Swifts, Mandarin still, also just north at Otherton 2x Hobby (SRi)

Middleton Lakes
3x Wood Sandpiper, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Avocet, 3x Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, LR Plover, Garganey, Yellow Wagtail, (TPe)

Tucklesholme
Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, Whinchat, 3x Little Egret, Hobby, 4x Yellow Wagtail,  (Kay)

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Crossbill over, Tree Pipit

Berryhill
Wheatear, 3x Redstart, Whinchat, c640 Goldfinch,  2x Willow Tit, (etal.)  -  Little Egret at Botteslow Flash

Uttoxeter Quarry
6x Little Egret, Greenshank, Bar-headed Goose (RPo)

Chasewater
2x Hobby, Peregrine, Redstart, 4x Tree Pipit

Alrewas
Wood Sandpiper on pit opp the Arboretum, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Hobby, Little Egret (Kay)

Cannock Chase
Crossbill near the stepping stones (JWo)

Branston GPs
24x Little Egret, eclipse male Garganey, Hobby, Peregrine, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 6x Dunlin, 3x Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 28x Common Tern, Wheatear (DSc)

Friday, 10 August 2018

Friday 10th August 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
Drake Common Scoter, Sanderling, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 5x Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2x Little Egret, Corn Bunting, Hobby

Berryhill
Wheatear, Whinchat, Redstart, 2x Willow Tit, (NDP. RT.)  -  Botteslow Flash Goosander (RT)

Middleton Lakes
2x Wood Sandpiper still, 4x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Snipe, Ringed Plover, LR Plover (PFor)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Great White Egret still, Wood Sandpiper, 2x Sanderling, 3x Turnstone (HF. SE.)  -  Also 11x Common Sandpiper, 9x Dunlin, 5x Ruff, 12x Snipe, 2x Greenshank, 3x Ringed Plover, Curlew (alrewas birder, TSl)

Branston GPs
Sum plum Knot on Ashy Pit, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Green Sandpiper, 4x Dunlin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Snipe,  27x Little Egret, 30x Common Tern, 59x Little Grebe, 12x Pochard, 15x Shoveler, 62x Gadwall, 96x Teal, 50x Swift, (JWo)

Knot by Jon Woodcock

Uttoxeter Quarry
4x Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Redshank, 3x Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, 8x Goosander (ABa)

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Thursday 9th August 2018

Berryhill
Whinchat and Redstart off the Palletstacks track (RT, NDP)  -  also fem Redstart near the new scrape (CSi)

Knypersley Resv
Adult Cuckoo at top of Judgefield Lane in dead tree then flew west. Also Common Sandpiper (GBr)

Middleton Lakes
2x Wood Sandpiper, 2x Garganey, 5x Black-tailed Godwit, 3x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 16x Snipe, Hobby, Egyptian Goose,  (Mercian Birding) -  Bittern flew into reeds at west scrape

Cannock Chase
Hobby in Abrahams Valley this morning (DNe)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Great White Egret, 2x Sanderling, Turnstone, 8x Dunlin, 11x Ringed Plover, 2x Greenshank, Ruff, 6x Curlew, 6x Snipe, 8x Common Tern, Wheatear, 7x Little Egret, (RBe)

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Belvide Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Red-crested Pochard, 19x Black-tailed Godwit

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
3x Great White Egret still, Whimbrel, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 7x Dunlin, 4x Curlew, 2x Greenshank, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 4x Ringed Plover, 11x Little Egret (MJa)

Croxden Quarry
2-3 Spotted Flycatchers near the Goldfish pool (ABa)

Uttoxeter Quarry
3x Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Little Egret, 8x Goosander (ABa)

Branston GPs
7x Black-tailed Godwit, 5x Green Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, Curlew, 20x Little Egret, 50x Common Tern, 12x Pochard, 29x Shoveler, 75x Teal, 50x Gadwall, 62x Little Grebe, 30x Swift, Water Rail,  (JWo)

Black-tailed Godwits by Jon Woodcock

Gailey Resv
Ruddy Shelduck still, 2x Common Tern (SRi)

Middleton Lakes
2x Garganey JW south, 2x Wood Sandpiper still east scrape, 6x Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 22x Snipe, (Mercian Birding)

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
4x drake Common Scoter at deep end, Whinchat, and a Whimbrel thru (GJM)  -  also 20x Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, 14x Ringed Plover, 3x LR Plover, 2x Dunlin (ABl)  -  3x Great White Egret, 20x Little Egret,  5x Ruff, 3x Greenshank, 4x Dunlin, 7x Snipe, 5x Curlew,  2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Common Sandpiper, 10x Snipe, Goldeneye,  (RWa, DBa)

Botteslow Flash
2x Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 3x Kingfisher, 2x Swift (RT)

Knypersley Resv
Green Sandpiper (GBr)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper still east scrape

Gailey Resv
3x Common Tern, 2x Common Sandpiper, Ruddy Shelduck (ABl)

Tucklesholme
12x Little Egret, 2x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, 3x Egyptian Geese (JAl)

Branston GPs
Black-tailed Godwit, 8x Green Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, 9x Curlew, 11x LR Plover, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 14x Little Egret, 55x Common Tern, 16x Pochard, 105x Teal, 23x Shoveler, 43x Gadwall, 74x Little Grebe,  (JWo)

Monday, 6 August 2018

Monday 6th August 2018

Trentham Gardens
Common Tern flew thru (PFo)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper still, Common Sandpiper, 4x Avocet east scrape, Dunlin, LR Plover west scrape, Red Kite over at 15:35(HKi)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Wood Sandpiper, 3x Great White Egret, Sanderling, Wheatear (HF, SE)  -  also 20x Little Egret, 3x Greenshank, 4x Green Sandpiper, 2x Ruff, 6x Dunlin, 2x Snipe, 6x LR Plover, 9x Yellow Wagtail, 3x Spotted Flycatcher, (DBa)

Gailey Resv
Ruddy Shelduck still, Mandarin, 2x Common Sandpiper, 5x Common Tern, 3x Yellow Wagtail (SRi)

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Sunday 5th August 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
2x Great White Egret flew into Tad Bay (MJa)  -  3x Great White Egret in Blithe Bay (GJM)  -  Wood Sandpiper still on far side of Tad Bay (IGr)  -  Also 4x Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Dunlin, 6x Snipe, 3x Redshank, 3x Curlew, 8x Ringed Plover, 3x LR Plover, 6x Little Egret, Common Terns, 13x Yellow Wagtail,  (MJa)  -  Sanderling Admaston Reach (JAl)  -  3x Ruff, 6x Dunlin, 5x Curlew, YL Gull (SRi)

Whitemoor Haye
Great White Egret on new workings briefly, fem Wheatear, 2x Common Sandpiper, 2x Common Tern,  Yellow Wagtail, (Alrewas birder)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper still east screen at 08:00 (SNi)  -  2x Wood Sandpiper still East Scrape, Marsh Harrier North Pit,  (Mercian Birding)

Alrewas GPs
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2x Common Tern (Birder alrewas)

Knypersley Resv
Pair of Tufted Duck with 7 chicks, the first breeding record for at least 40 years (GBr)

Branston GPs
Great White Egret, 16x Little Egret, 11x Curlew, 7x Green Sandpiper, 6x Snipe, Dunlin, 40x Common Tern, YL Gull, 30x Gadwall, 60x Teal, 15x Pochard, escaped Bufflehead (DSc)

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Saturday 4th August 2018

Tucklesholme
Great White Egret again, 24x Little Egret, 5x Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, 4x Egyptian Geese, (Kay)

Gailey Resv
Ruddy Shelduck still, 2x Marsh Tit below the dam, Peregrine, 4x Common Sandpiper, 5x Common Tern,  (SRi)

Middleton Lakes
2x Wood Sandpiper east scrape, 5x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 5x LR Plover, 4x Avocet, Dunlin, 10x Snipe, 3x Egyptian Geese, (TPe, Mercian Birding)

Tittesworth Water
Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 5x Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, 2x Dunlin, 3x Snipe, 4x Little Egret, (SG,WLH, IB)

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Wood Sandpiper Tad Bay (GJM), also Great White Egret, (RPo)

Doxey Marsh
Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 6x Snipe, 3x Little Egret (MJa)

Branston GPs
Marsh Harrier flew over (MYa)    -   21x Little Egret, 17x Pochard, 9x Green Sandpiper, 12x Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 36x Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, (DSc)

Knypersley Resv
2x Hobby, Common Sandpiper, Swift (GBr)

Winkhill
2x Red Kite (Darren)

Friday, 3 August 2018

Friday 3rd August 2018

Bateswood Lake
Imm Mandarin to 08:45 only (JHu)

Cannock Chase
Male Redstart Oldacre Valley (CDa)

Middleton Lakes
Wood Sandpiper North Pit (Rob)  -  2x Wood Sandpiper, 2x Greenshank, 10x Black-tailed Godwit, 4x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 4x LR Plover, 15x Snipe, 5x Avocet, (MercianBirding)

Doxey Marsh
3x Little Egret, 2x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x LR Plover, 6x Snipe, Mandarin, Peregrine, 8x Water Rail + juvs (MBo)

Branston GPs
34x Little Egret, 8x Green Sandpiper, 4x Common Sandpiper, 7x Curlew, 3x Snipe, 3x LR Plover, 50x Common Tern, 55x + 24 juv Little Grebe, Wigeon, 10x Pochard, 28x Shoveler, 75x Teal, 24x Gadwall, Mandarin, Water Rail + 5 juvs, 10x Reed Warbler, escaped Bufflehead, Hobby, 2x Yellow Wagtail, (JWo)

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Thursday 2nd August 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great White Egret feeding along the Blithe, 17x Little Egret, 3x Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 7x Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Curlew, LR Plover, 21x Common Tern, 6x YL Gull (ABa)  -  23x Little Egret counted which is a site record (GJM)

Belvide Resv (WMNC members only)
Bittern flew along reed bed in front of Scott hide, 6x Little Egret, 5x Black-tailed Godwit

Doxey Marsh
2x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4x Little Egret, Common Gull, 2x Water Rail (PDe, JTa)

Berryhill
Male Redstart and Willow Tit still (NDP)

Middleton Lakes
2x Greenshank, 5x Avocet, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 5x Black-tailed Godwit

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Grasshopper Warbler (JDu)

Branston GPs
2x Presumed American Wigeon still, 35x Little Egret, 2x Common Sandpiper, 3x Green Sandpiper, 13x Curlew, 2x Snipe, LR Plover, 17x Goosander, 2x Mandarin, 36x Gadwall, 22x Shoveler, 51x Teal, 54x Little Grebe, 44x Common Tern, YL Gull, escaped Bufflehead still,  (JWo)

Presumed American Wigeon by Jon Woodcock

Bobbington
Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper still at The Mere (ALl)

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Blithfield Resv (WMBC members only)
Great  White Egret briefly at Admaston Reach (GJM)  -  3x Black-tailed Godwit, 2x Ruff, 2x Green Sandpiper, Curlew, Snipe, 8x Little Egret, 22x Common Tern, 6x YL Gull (ABa)

Bobbington/Highgate
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (DBa)

Middleton Lakes
Greenshank, 3x Green Sandpiper, 2x Common Sandpiper, LR Plover, 2x Avocet +3 juvs, 2x Peregrine, c40 Swift (MJa)

Doxey Marsh
2x Little Egret, 2x Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (MPa)

Gailey Resv
Ruddy Shelduck, 3x Common Sandpiper, 6x Common Tern,  (SRi)

Branston GPs
38x Little Egret, 62x Little Grebe. 65x Teal, 7x Green Sandpiper, 3x Common Sandpiper, 24x Common Tern - no further sign of the American Wigeon. Escape Bufflehead still (DSc)